Leadership Team

Sunstar Insurance Group is lead by an Executive Committee composed of the following senior executives of the firm:

David L. Bowlin
Casey Bowlin is the Chairman and CEO of Sunstar Insurance Group in Memphis, Tennessee and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After service as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, he joined E. H. Crump and Company as an insurance salesman and eventually became that firm’s President. Subsequently, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sedgwick Global Ltd., President and insurance CEO of Summit Global Partners, Inc. and President and CEO of Regions Insurance Group. Casey joined Sunstar as its founder and first employee in 2012. He holds the designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).

Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC
530 Oak Court, Suite 245
Memphis, TN 38117
(901) 537-7450
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Gail F. Boland
Gail Boland is the Chief Administrative Officer of Sunstar Insurance Group in Memphis, Tennessee and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. She is a graduate of Humber College in Toronto, Canada with a degree in Business and Commerce. After graduating, she held an executive assistant position at an engineering firm in Toronto before moving to the United States. She has over 30 years experience in the field of office management and human resources. Prior to joining Sunstar in 2013, she was Chief Administrative Officer at Regions Insurance Group.

Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC
530 Oak Court, Suite 245
Memphis. TN 38117
901-537-7450
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John W. Bovard
John Bovard is the President and CEO of Bovard Insurance Group in Kansas City, Missouri and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana with a degree in Business Administration. After college, he worked for a national insurance broker before founding his own insurance agency in Kansas City in 1981. That agency subsequently evolved through acquisitions into Bovard Insurance Group, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Kansas City. The Bovard Insurance Group was purchased by Sunstar in 2013 at which time he joined Sunstar.

Bovard Insurance Group, LLC
6950 Squibb Road, Suite 500
Mission, KS 66202
913-529-1130
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James Hallam Boyd, III
Hal Boyd is the President and CEO of Sunstar Insurance Agency of Memphis, Tennessee and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of The University of Mississippi. After college, he joined E.H. Crump and Company in Memphis as an insurance salesman. He worked there through the mergers of Fred S. James and Sedgwick, and in 1999 left to join Pitts Boyd Insurance Agency where he was a sales executive and Executive Vice President. In 2013, he joined Sunstar Insurance Group with his client base and service team to form the Memphis agency.

Sunstar Insurance Agency of Memphis
530 Oak Court, Suite 245
Memphis. TN 38117
901-537-7450
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Ronald C. Burlison

Ron Burlison is the President and CEO of Chapman-Sander Insurance Agency in St. Louis, Missouri and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee and Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) with a degree in Business Administration. After college, he began his career as an underwriter with Transamerica Insurance and served as its St. Louis office Branch Manager. He then worked at a local insurance agency before joining Chapman-Sander where he eventually became its President and owner. Ron joined Sunstar in 2012 with its acquisition of Chapman-Sander. He holds the designations of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Underwriting (AU) and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Association of Independent Agents.

Chapman-Sander Insurance
1715 Deer Tracks Trail, Suite 210
St. Louis, Missouri 63131
314-842-4040
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Henry K. Jordan, Sr.
Henry Jordan is the President and CEO of First Delta Insurance in West Helena, Arkansas and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. After college, he accepted a job with IBM and remained with them until he joined First Delta Insurance (formerly known as Helena Insurance) in 1967 as a sales executive. Subsequently, he became the President and owner of that agency. He has served on the Board of Professional Insurance Agents of Arkansas, and the Phillips County Chamber of Commerce. He has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years, and joined Sunstar in 2012 when it acquired First Delta Insurance.

First Delta Insurance
400 Plaza Street
West Helena, AR 72390
870-572-1777
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Gregory T. Lottes
Greg Lottes is the President of Lakenan Insurance Agency in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Business and Finance. After college, Greg worked as a claims adjuster for an insurance carrier. He joined Lakenan in 2004 as a sales executive, and, in 2010, Greg was promoted to Lakenan’s Vice President of Sales with the responsibility for managing the agency sales and client service team. Upon the acquisition of Lakenan by Sunstar in 2014, he became President and assumed responsibility for the agency’s sales leadership, profitability and acquisition strategies. He holds the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).

Lakenan
10805 Sunset Office Drive, Suite 311
St. Louis, MO 63127
314-721-1500
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Lee Lottes
Lee Lottes is the Chairman and CEO of Lakenan Insurance Agency in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. After college, he worked as an underwriter and marketing representative for Travelers Insurance Company. He then joined Lakenan in 1976 as a salesman and purchased that agency in 1982. Since that time, the agency has grown to be the largest insurance broker in the southern sphere of the metropolitan St. Louis area. Lee joined Sunstar in 2014 when it purchased the Lakenan insurance agency.

Lakenan
890 Rozier Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
573-883-7446
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S. Tyler Simpson
Tyler Simpson is the Chief Financial Officer of Sunstar Insurance Group and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He maintains his office in both Kansas City, Missouri and Memphis. Tennessee. He received a BA in Business Administration and a MBA in Finance from the University of Missouri. He has over 25 years of management experience in the financial industry. He joined Sunstar in 2014 from UMB Financial Corp. where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of their Insurance and Brokerage subsidiaries. He holds the Certified Management Accountant certification (CMA) and the Financial and Operational Principal registration (FINRA Series 27).

Sunstar Insurance Group, LLC
901-537-7450 (Memphis Office)
913-529-1130 (Kansas Office)
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Joseph M. Stahly
Joe Stahly is the President and CEO of W.E. Walker-Lakenan and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He was born and raised in Cape Girardeau. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State in 1973 he went to work as a producer for W. E. Walker Company. In 1986 he purchased W.E. Walker Company and in 2004 Lakenan Insurance Agency of Jackson merged with W.E. Walker Company and W.E. Walker-Lakenan LLC was formed. Joe joined Sunstar in July 2015 when it purchased W.E. Walker-Lakenan LLC.

W.E. Walker-Lakenan
117 South Broadview
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Cindy L. Stephens
Cindy Stephens is an Executive Vice President of Bovard Insurance Group in Kansas City, Missouri and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. Her background includes working as an underwriter with the USF&G Insurance Company, as well as executive positions in several Kansas City area agencies. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Marketing Manager for Bovard Insurance Group. She has been in the insurance industry for over 30 years and joined Sunstar in 2013 with its purchase of the Bovard Insurance Group. She holds the designations of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Risk Manager (CRM).

Bovard Insurance Group
6950 Squibb Road, Suite 500
Mission, KS 66202
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D J Sims, CIC, CRM
D J Sims, CIC, CRM is the President and CEO of Sims Insurance Services in Wichita, Kansas and serves on the executive committee for Sunstar Insurance Group. D J started his insurance career as an adjuster after graduating from Missouri Southern University in Joplin, MO with both Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Science degrees in addition to graduating from the Southwest Missouri Police Academy. He has continued expanding his insurance education by earning both the Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Management designations. He is also a faculty member of the National Alliance for Education and Research and continues to teach property and casualty insurance designation courses to other agents in Kansas and surrounding states.

Sims Insurance Services, Inc.
4621 N. Maize Road
Maize, KS 67101
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Ray Appleby
Raylene Appleby is the President of PJC Insurance Agency in Springfield, Missouri and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee.  She began her insurance career, while attending Missouri State in 1972, as an Assistant Underwriter with Modern Security Life Insurance Co.  In 1978 she moved to Empire Bank, a member of the holding company, Central Bancompany.  After receiving her ARM, she became the Risk Manager/Employee Benefit Manager for the nine billion dollar holding company.  After 23 years with the banking entity, she moved to PJC Insurance in 2001, as CEO and became the President and Partner of Lance Smith In 2008.  PJC has grown to become one of the largest independent agencies in the Springfield area.  In September of 2016, PJC Insurance Agency became a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group. 

PJC Insurance Group
1801 W. Norton Rd.
Springfield, MO 65803
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Lance Smith
Lance Smith is the Executive Vice President at PJC Insurance Agency in Springfield, MO and a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He is a graduate of Missouri State University earning a degree in Finance and Insurance. Lance joined PJC in 1996 as a producer focused on the transportation insurance space. In 2004, he became a partner in the agency and began directing the transportation insurance division. In 2008, along with fellow partner Raylene Appleby, the remainder of the agency was purchased. He became a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group in 2016 with Sunstar’s acquisition of PJC. Lance was a charter recipient of the Transportation Risk Specialist designation and also holds the Associate in Insurance Services designation.

PJC Insurance Group
1801 W. Norton Rd.
Springfield, MO 65803
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Andy Gaddie
Andy Gaddie is the President and CEO of FSB Insurance with offices in Jackson, Humboldt, Martin, McKenzie, Paris and Murfreesboro, TN and is a member of the Sunstar Insurance Group Executive Committee. He attended Memphis State University and Lambuth College. He began is insurance career in 1987 with American General. He founded Clay, Gaddie and Ransom Insurance in 1991 and merged with FSB Insurance in 2000. In September of 2017 FSB Insurance became a division of Sunstar Insurance Group.

FSB Insurance
460 Oil Well Road
Jackson, TN 38305
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Andrew Meadors
Andrew "AB" Meadors, a 30-year veteran of the insurance industry in Arkansas, is the CEO of Arkansas and Tennessee markets for Sunstar Insurance Group. Also operating in Kansas and Missouri, Sunstar is rated # 73 in Insurance Journal's top 100 agencies in America.

Meadors, a Certified Risk Manager, sold his interest in Meadors, Adams & Lee, to his former partner in 2016. He brings a fresh perspective to Sunstar and is excited about being a "player coach" for the company. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1985 with a BBA in business administration and is married to Susan King Meadors. They live in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. His hobbies include traveling, sports events, golf and helping others be the best they can be.

Sunstar Insurance of Arkansas
11700 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
501-223-4613
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